Friday, January 21, 2011


Let me start with an apology, as it has been quite some time since I wrote anything here. We've just been truckin' along, doing the same things. Mainly trying to get things figured out with my daughter. She has been diagnosed ADHD, and we have been seeing a really good specialist regarding the possible Asperger's or pdd-nos. We're very happy so far with how thorough he has been, as well as his commitment to finding all the pieces of this puzzle so we can get some answers, and therefore some help!

So, based on the direction things are heading, I finally ordered a book that has been sitting on my wish list for months. It's called "Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome" and I must say that I am already impressed and I'm only on page 14! I have been wanting a book that would talk about the specifics of Asperger's in girls versus boys, because most studies and books are about boys. Considering this is still considered to be a primarily male disorder and there is a definite lack of studies done on females, I'm very excited to learn more about the elusive Aspie girl.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011


Is anyone familiar with the Gilliam Aspergers Disorder Scale? We completed both the GARS and the GADS for my daughter. She tested as being clearly not autistic on the GARS, but she ended up in about the 16th percentile on the GADS which the psychologist said is concerning. It doesn't mean she is definitely Asperger's, he said, but that more testing is needed to determine whether or not she is.

Does anyone have any insight on the GADS and what the results mean, as well as maybe what other tests we can expect to help verify or rule our Asperger's?

Thank you!